Operations leaders at small and mid-sized manufacturing companies have no shortage of stress. But, technology providers offer many solutions to remedy this stress — fixes to the things that give you headaches, slow your team down and endanger profitability.
This week, IDC and Flexera Software released a new survey report that provides unique insights into how the third industrial revolution, currently sweeping the global economy, is being fueled by device manufacturers.
Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world's factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing labor costs down 16 percent, a report said.
Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, according to an analysis of information that manufacturers provided to a senator.
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler proposed redefining broadband internet as a telecommunications service rather than an information service. While this change seems like an issue of semantics, it has massive implications for individual internet users, broadband internet service providers, and businesses of all sizes.
Lighting and software engineers are working on a breed of new LED lights containing sensors that gather traffic data. They could help drivers avoid busy roads and intersections, and ease congestion.
Later this month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a proposal to reclassify the Internet as a utility and critical to the functioning of the nation, in turn, maintaining "net neutrality." So what does that all mean?
Even with gas prices hovering around $2 per gallon, Washington state lawmakers are considering a raft of bills to encourage more drivers to turn to electric cars in the name of reducing pollution.
A poll conducted by business mobility firm Catavolt found a majority of manufacturers plan to increase their use of mobile apps this year.
Last fall, the British Royal Navy commissioned a powerful new high-tech frigate so silent that it would be able to sneak up on submarines undetected. The ship, called the Type 26 frigate, has been designated to become “the workhorse” of the British fleet.
Sampath Kumar, Partner and Global Leader at ISG (Information Services Group) Engineering Services, spoke with IMPO about the important trends and growth within the Engineering Services Outsourcing Market.
Local Motors showed off its Strati 3D printed car in Detroit this year with plans to begin selling it later this year. If we’re all to believe the hype, 3D printed vehicles could play a role in the future of the auto industry. But some challenges remain before they can go mainstream.
Meet the new job requirement for industrial facility and IT operations professionals — extrasensory perception, a.k.a. ESP.
In addition to the Swiss Franc and the ECB, what else is being talked about at Davos? Robotics and AI have been taking some interest, so here's the low down of what to keep an eye out for this year.
Doug McIntyre talks about which companies are filing patents for new technology and leading the way in innovation.
Using the data from three lathes in your plant to predict reliability is possible, but using the data from thousands of lathes in operation around the world adds a whole other layer of confidence in the prediction. This is the reason so many manufacturing equipment OEMs are beginning to offer reliability services as part of their product offering.
As more and more car companies look to autonomous driving and other advanced technologies, questions surrounding data security become extremely important for the privacy and safety of the customer and car companies. Because of this, Mark Fields, Ford CEO, explains how Ford is working to protect its customer and company data.
Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson discusses Virgin Galactic's plans to help launch satellites in space.
Speed, compliance, and spend management are all significant factors in the industrial MRO space. In this video, we’ll speak with Geoff Robertson – Vice President, e-Commerce Strategy and Planning for Grainger – on some of the emerging areas of e-commerce functionality, and the business processes these advancements are designed to address.
As news of stolen data and cyberattacks becomes an increasing part of our daily lives, President Obama is urging Congress to pass legislation to better protect personal data and put the U.S. on a path to a better cyberdefense.
Ford CEO Mark Fields talks to Poppy Harlow about his company's future with driverless cars, and why they present such an ethical conundrum.
GE’s venture capital arm, Goldman Sachs, Bezos Expeditions and a group of other big names have invested $26.6 million in the company to fund new research and growth. This new investment round brings the company’s total funding to more than $100 million since it was founded by the Australian roboticist, iRobot co-founder and former MIT professor Rodney Brooks in 2008.
A 3-D printed car could be in your driveway sooner than you think. Phoenix-based Local Motors plans to sell a 3-D printed car called the Strati later this year.
What Wikipedia did for information, Alastair Parvin and his colleagues hope the WikiHouse Foundation will do for house building by opening up architectural design plans to everyone and allowing people to 3D print materials to build a house.
President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation requiring companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked, a move that follows high-profile breaches at retailers including Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus.